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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Jackie Berman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Curriculum)

Keywords: Cultural Sensitivity; Jewish Youth; Education; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author discusses issues that arise for Jewish students in public schools, up to and including college. These include scheduling problems with High Holidays, the "December Dilemma" regarding Christmas in the public schools, the teaching of the history of religions from an implicitly Christian perspective, and how the Middle East Conflict is taught.

In Jewish Education News, Winter 2003.